She promised herself that 2019 would be the year of travel, and the year of her. Doing what she pleased, going where she wanted, without strings attached along the way. Little did she expect - there was someone admiring from afar, sparking a light in her that no one else had before. So much so he started inspiring her journey as it was happening.
Wednesday, January 30th
The water was so clear I could see a perfect reflection of my too-tight bikini. I glanced for a moment, pleased with how my figure curved looking back at me.
I had always wanted to travel here. Tulum is such a romantic place, I thought I should save it for when I had a partner to explore such a dreamy place with. Then I thought about how silly it was to wait to do something based off of someone I was still waiting to meet...
So I booked the trip. I was here to celebrate myself, doing some self-exploration in the process. I made a couple reservations at the best-known restaurants. I visited all of the secret shopping spots and hidden markets. I brought along my favorite travel product companions, like the Getaway Kit (for obvious seasons) and took nightly relaxing baths with my Treasures of the Sea salts. I ran through my already completed to-do list in my mind at my beachside resort villa. Tomorrow was my last day and I was feeling sad to leave, but also anxious at what was to come next.
Thursday, January 31st
In all of my time spent exploring myself and my sexuality as a woman, I had surprisingly never been to a nude beach - thinking a place like this would make for the perfect first time.
Sure, I had taken a few topless pictures before. But being fully nude, especially from the waist down and especially, especially in a public place - well that was a new type of comfort zone.
I was surprised at how effortlessly I slipped out of my sheer kimono as my feet stepped into the hot sand. Everyone was so beautifully at ease, I felt so comfortable in my own slightly-sunkissed skin.
While part of me craved a close company, I wanted to soak up every last second in this oasis. There would be plenty of opportunities to come for me to seek out partnership.
He did pick out my next destination, after all..
Whether you're part of a party that's a low key staycation or a busy weekend trip, there are so many ideas popping up all the time for creative spins on the farewell to singlehood celebrations that are begging for a try. We're calling out a couple of our favorite themes for 2019.